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Walmart’s Last-Minute Christmas Specials

Yesterday was “Super Saturday,” the last Saturday before the Christmas holiday, and a day that ShopperTrak said would be the number 1 selling day of the year, surpassing even Black ...
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Dish Picks a Fight With Fox

After settling a dispute with CBS Corp. (NYSE: CBS) just a week ago, Dish Network Corp. (NASDAQ: DISH) faces a similar situation with Twenty-First Century Fox Inc. (NASDAQ: FOXA). The ...
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Problems With Franchise Workers Hurt McDonald’s

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) on Friday issued complaints against McDonald’s Corp. (NYSE: MCD) and the company’s franchisees as “joint employers” alleging that the employers violated workers’ rights and ...
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Cost of Beef to Soar

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) last week released some preliminary data from its “USDA Agricultural Projections to 2024” report due for full release on February 11, 2015. The best ...
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Obama: Keystone XL Pipeline No Benefit to US

Using his most direct language ever, President Obama said on Friday that the proposed Keystone XL pipeline is “not going to be a huge benefit to U.S. consumers.” That has ...
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Boeing Collaborates With BlackBerry on Self-Destructing Phone

On Friday, in a conference call to discuss his company’s quarterly results, John Chen, CEO of BlackBerry Ltd. (NASDAQ: BBRY), said that BlackBerry is working with Boeing Co. (NYSE: BA) ...
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The 52-Week Low Club for Friday

December 19, 2014: Here are four stocks among the 55 equities making new 52-week lows today. Ascena Retail Group Inc. (NASDAQ: ASNA) posted a new 52-week low on Friday of ...
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The 4 Stocks That Lifted Friday’s Market

December 19, 2014: Markets opened higher on Friday, a quadruple witching day that saw very high trading volume. The energy and basic materials sectors led the markets higher as crude ...
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Best Car Deals for December

The editors at Kelley Blue Book (KBB) have put together a list of the best lease, financing and purchase deals available for the final two weeks of December. There are ...
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Hire Me!

7 States With the Highest Unemployment

With U.S. unemployment at 5.8% in November, the country is back where it was in July of 2008, before the financial crisis hit. In November of 2008, the national unemployment ...
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11 States With the Lowest Unemployment

With the national unemployment rate at 5.8% in November, the U.S. job recovery continues to plug along in search of what economists once called the natural rate, which was believed ...
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Carnival Earnings Set Sail

Carnival Corp. (NYSE: CCL) reported fourth-quarter and fiscal year 2014 results before markets opened Friday morning. The cruise line operator reported adjusted diluted earnings per share (EPS) of $0.27 on ...
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CarMax Takes Earnings to the Max

CarMax Inc. (NYSE: KMX) reported third-quarter fiscal 2015 results before markets opened Friday. The used-car retailer reported quarterly diluted earnings per share (EPS) of $0.60 on revenues of $3.40 billion. ...
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BlackBerry Earnings Not Escaping Slow Device Sales

BlackBerry Ltd. (NASDAQ: BBRY) reported third-quarter fiscal 2015 earnings before markets opened Friday. The smartphone maker reported adjusted diluted earnings per share (EPS) of $0.01 on revenues of $793 million. ...
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Air France Delays Delivery of Boeing 777 Jets

Many analysts and observers of the aircraft market have suggested that Boeing Co. (NYSE: BA) may face a financial issue in the transition from its current version of the 777 ...
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